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MS kidnapping suspect arrested in Slidell; girls found safe at motel

Eli Stone Schneider, 37 Eli Stone Schneider, 37
Source: Slidell police Source: Slidell police

The man suspected of kidnapping two girls in the Bay St. Louis area has been arrested in Slidell.

Two missing children that were subjects of an Amber Alert have been safely located at a Slidell motel on Wednesday morning.

An Amber Alert was initially issued out of Bay St. Louis, MS as local and federal authorities searched for the two missing girls.

Officials say that 2-year-old Ela Jaines Schneider and 7-year-old Ava Marie were kidnapped from Mississippi. They were safely located Wednesday morning in Slidell.

Eli Stone Schneider, 37, was later arrested by Slidell police during a traffic stop. Officers say he was arrested around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday. Police say Schneider is the girls' father.

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